Vegan Sneakers That Are Changing the Game
There’s a lot to consider when you’re out looking for a fresh pair of shoes: style, size, and comfort—and that’s only after you ask the most important question: “Is this made out of animal skin or other body parts?” Thankfully, you can find a ton of great-looking sneakers made out of canvas, vegan leather, or other animal-friendly materials.
Here’s a list of some great vegan shoe manufacturers:
Well known for making some of the most comfortable slip-ons in the business, TOMS has branched out to making sneakers and has such a wide selection that it’s a recipient of PETA’s Compassionate Business Award.
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One of the most famous skate shoe brands of all time, Vans has also made a name for itself in the world of vegan kicks with shoes like this stylish canvas Half Cab. (Note: Only the styles and colors of the shoes pictured in the thumbnails of the link above are vegan.)
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This eco-conscious company has shoes with not only unique style but also unique construction, like these high tops with soles made from upcycled tires.
What’s in a name? In this case, a massive collection of 100 percent vegan shoes. Vegetarian Shoes even has a pair with Piñatex uppers (leather made from pineapple).
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These sleek Japanese originals make great running shoes as well as casual sneakers.
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Whether you’re hitting the streets or the trails, a sturdy pair of Merrells can get you there.
First ride out with my Merrel All Out Charge. 5 miles of hard and muddy trails and a bit of road. Likes: Grip performed well in all. Roomy toe box, weight and cushioning. Will be able to use for 15 miles plus. On the whole I'm happy. After 2 mile I forgot I was wearing them. #merrellshoes #trailrunning #coachtalk #runningshoereview @merrelloutside
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This company produces walking art pieces, with a vast collection of vibrant and unique canvas patterns—and it plants a tree with every purchase to boot!
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Saucony is a classic running brand with an extensive vegan collection.
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This brand has set a standard for making stylish lighter-than-air kicks.
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This 100 percent vegan shoe company is based in Los Angeles but ships all over the country, with killer kicks like these high tops:
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Insecta offers a unique 100 percent vegan selection of handcrafted shoes, made from vintage clothing.
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Native is a 100 percent vegan Vancouver-based brand that makes a variety of comfortable walking shoes like these chukkas:
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So enjoy some ethical shopping! Because no matter what brand of shoes you wear, there’s no excuse for this:
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